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Management: A Sociological Introduction

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Management: A Sociological Introduction

Keith Grint

ISBN: 978-0-745-66678-5 April 2013 Polity 300 Pages

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This is a lively introduction to management, covering an array of management orthodoxies and demonstrating, through contemporary sociological theory, that many of the old approaches are in need of reconstruction.
Acknowledgements.

1. Into the Heart of Darkness: A Short Theoretical Journey.

2. The Black Ships: The Historical Development of British Management.

3. Mimetic Pyrophobes: What are Managers, What do Managers do, and Why do they do What they do?.

4. From Silent Monitors: The Long and Relatively Unhappy Life of Managing Appraisals.

5. Reengineering Utopia: Managing Radical Change.

6. The Alchemy of Leadership.

7. The Culture of Management and the Management of Culture.

8. Managing Gender Inequality through Technology.

9. Fatalism, Freewill and Control: An Index of Possibilities.

10. Reflections.

Bibliography.

Index.

"This is a wonderfully refreshing and stimulating book - and there aren't many books about management that can be described in these terms!" Graeme Salaman, Open University

"The thoughtful reader will learn a great deal." Work, Employment and Society

* A provocative and fresh approach to the study of management.
* Covers a whole array of management orthodoxies and demonstrates, through contemporary sociological theory, how many of the old approaches are in need of reconstruction.
* Written in a lively and highly accessible style.